ATSG Archives - Transmission Digest
Shift pointers: A 4T65-E that wants to move in Park and Neutral

When conducting ATSG seminars, as we are usually covering a specific piece of tech, we’ll often tell attendees that if they put this together wrong, they should let us know what happens. Just recently, Ricky Hodgkinson from AACTION Transmission did just that. He was kind enough to share an incident he recently had with a

Transmission slipping in fifth gear: An elusive cause of a common problem

Sometimes, finding the cause of a complaint isn’t as straightforward as one would expect; sometimes, these causes can be very elusive.

FCA 62TE missing caged needle bearing

The complaint When the Low Clutch Housing is removed from the Underdrive Center Shaft of a 62TE transmission, one notices that the caged needle bearing located on the shaft between the sealing rings was missing (Figure 1, above).  The cause A running change was made in 2010 where this caged needle bearing was eliminated. When

A 3D printing solution for 948TE offset pump access

The Chrysler 948TE has an offset pump mounted in a housing that is retained by round internal snap ring that must be squeezed to release the pump from the housing (seen in Figure 1). The difficulty in doing so: there is a double tension plate located at the bottom side of the pump (Figure 2).

ATSG Joins Training Lineup at AAPEX 2022

For the first time, attendees at AAPEX 2022 will have access to training by the Automatic Transmission Service Group (ATSG), an authority on transmission technical support and repair. On Nov. 1, Wayne Colonna, ATSG President/ETE Reman Director of Quality, will present, “Is It the Transmission or Not?” The four-hour presentation will cover transmission malfunctions and

Japanese CVT no-move conditions: Failsafe or defective TCM?

The Japanese Automatic Transmission Company produces a continuously variable transmission (CVT) known as the JF016/17E, which has been fitted behind 2.0L to 3.5L engines worldwide. Here in the United States, there is a light version called the CVT-8LT for 4 cylinder applications (JF016E) and a heavier version called the CVT-8HT for V-6 applications (JF017E). Nissan

ATSG offers 10R80 transmission manual

ATSG has announced the availability of a new 10R80 TechTran Manual in its bookstore. The Ford 10R80 transmission was co-engineered by Ford and General Motors, and introduced for the 2017 model year. The 10R80 can be found behind the 2.7, 3.0, 3.5, or 5.0-liter engines in a number of Ford cars and trucks. The 10R80

Hybrids and CVTs: Nissan RE0F03H (JF019E)

The Background Beginning with the 2017 model year, Nissan introduced a hybrid version of the Rogue with the RE0F03H CVT transmission behind a 2.0 L engine. Infiniti also produced a hybrid version of this transmission in the QX60 behind a 2.5 L engine. The Jatco designation for this transmission is the JF019E, which is a

ATSG in-person seminar announced

Transmission aftermarket support and training organization ATSG announced that in-person seminars are resuming. The first of these sessions is scheduled for the Moose Lodge in Merritt Island, Florida, on June 25 and will feature veteran seminar trainers Wayne Colonna (who is also TD Technical Editor, pictured right) and Pete Luban (left). For sign-up and more information,

JF015E CVT sensor blues and red

In past articles in the “Technically Speaking” series, it has been pointed out how easy it is for the primary pulley exciter ring fingers to bend while working on a JF015E continuously variable transmission (as seen in figures 1, above, and 2, below). Ironically, these fingers can become bent while fixing a compromised secondary speed

Canadian Shop Specializes in Honesty

The founders of B&N Transmissions in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, have had a journey that few in the industry have experienced. The shop founders are two brothers who fled their native country of Uganda, Africa in the 1970s under pressure from President Idi Amin, known as the “Butcher of Uganda.” Brian Charania moved to Canada first

ASTG Appoints Trueblood General Manager

Reed Trueblood has been appointed ATSG General Manager and will be responsible for setting the topline strategy and managing the execution of all ATSG operations. According to the company, “Reed brings with him more than 15 years of automotive aftermarket experience, and most recently held the position of Director of Marketing for Haynes, Chilton and